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World Independents hold the 'key to election' in the wake of Ginsburg’s death

02:31  20 september  2020
02:31  20 september  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

Obituary: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  Obituary: Ruth Bader Ginsburg The US Supreme Court justice was a feminist heroine, cultural icon and national treasure.Ginsburg became only the second woman ever to serve as a justice on the nation's highest court.

If President Trump successfully replaced Justice Ginsburg , it would entrench a 6-3 conservative majority. Mr Garofoli told Sky News the Supreme Court issue will increase conservative and liberal voter turnout but the election will be decided by independents in key swing states.

Image caption People gathered outside of the US Supreme Court in the wake of Justice Ginsburg ' s death . Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to hold a confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's nominee to fill Ginsburg ' s seat before the election in November - a move

All eyes will be watching how independent and undecided voters react to the Republicans' move to fill the Supreme Court vacancy so close to the US election, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Joe Garofoli.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Outsider’s Champion, Has Died at 87

  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Outsider’s Champion, Has Died at 87 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice, trailblazing feminist, and the closest thing to a folk hero the high court has ever seen, has died at the age of 87. The Supreme Court announced that she died Friday due to complications from metastatic pancreas cancer. In a statement dictated to her granddaughter just days before her death, Ginsburg said, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” Tributes began pouring in instantly. The chief justice, John Roberts, said in a statement that the country had lost “a jurist of historic stature.”“We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague.

How Ginsburg ’ s death has reshaped the money race for Senate Democrats. Speaking with reporters, Mr. Romney indicated he would defer to party leaders on whether to try to hold a vote before Election Day or after, but said it In the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’ s death , Democratic

Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday and lie in state Friday at the Capitol. The pandemic has claimed the lives of nearly 200,000 people in the United States since February, and Trump has come under blistering criticism for his handling of the crisis.

President Donald Trump has vowed to fill the vacancy on America’s highest court in the wake of liberal icon Justice Ruth Bader’s death on Saturday, Australian Eastern Standard time.

The move has inflamed passions, with Democrats accusing the Republicans of hypocrisy after Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell refused to hold a vote on Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in 2016, citing the close proximity to the election.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg standing in front of a door © Provided by Sky News Australia

Merrick Garland was nominated 11 months before the presidential election, any Trump nominee will be nominated less than two months before a presidential election.

If President Trump successfully replaced Justice Ginsburg, it would entrench a 6-3 conservative majority.

Mr Garofoli told Sky News the Supreme Court issue will increase conservative and liberal voter turnout but the election will be decided by independents in key swing states.

“The news of Justice Ginsberg passing definitely changes the race here, it will help both sides in some way, it will help the turnout for both Republicans and Democrats,” he said.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Most Famous Supreme Court Cases

  Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Most Famous Supreme Court Cases Throughout her career as a Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought adamantly for gender equality and reproductive rights.Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. Prior to becoming a federal judge, Ginsburg was a lawyer for the ACLU and a member of its board of directors. In 1980, she was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

In that case Ginsburg ’ s death might not turn out to be a crucial difference in the court’s consideration. Nonetheless, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has “It's become like motherhood and apple pie to protect people with preexisting conditions, but there is a big gap in the campaign and what (Republicans) are

Ginsburg — who was praised as a "brilliant and successful litigator" who left a "towering legacy" even by the likes of a hard Defying Ginsburg ' s wishes could erode whatever lasting support they have among moderates and independents , while defying Hold the tape." But he has since backtracked.

“The key here is how will independent voters think of this.

“Are they going to be turned off that a justice is going to be rushed within six weeks, essentially, or possibly in the lame duck session afterwards.

“Those are the voters we are going to be watching."


Video: President Donald Trump signals shift in campaign tactics (9News.com.au)

More Than 100 of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Former Clerks Guard Casket at Supreme Court .
Several of Ginsburg's former clerks met her casket and accompanied it up the stone steps to the Supreme Court's Great Hall, where the celebrated jurist presided for almost 30 years.Ginsburg died September 18 at age 87 from complications of pancreatic cancer. Memorial services commenced Wednesday, with her casket arriving at the building just before 9:30 a.m. ET. NBC reporter Jake Whittenberg tweeted four pictures showing hundreds of people, all dressed in black, standing in neat lines which trailed down the front steps of the Supreme Court.

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